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Shutter Life - non-serious post :-)
« on: January 07, 2012, 04:24:57 AM »
It's nice to see that the 1D-X's shutter life of 400,000 actuations takes a full 9 hours 16 minutes to be exceeded, when used at 12fps.

This is better than the 1DIV shutter's lifespan of 300,000 actuations which, at 10fps, takes a measly 8 hours 20 minutes to be exceeded.

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(Both times are obviously theoretical and ignore all other factors).

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Shutter Life - non-serious post :-)
« on: January 07, 2012, 04:24:57 AM »

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Re: Shutter Life - non-serious post :-)
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 04:56:50 AM »
Reminds me of the Veyron's fuel capacity; About 10 to 15 minutes with the pedal to the metal!

Not sure about its tyre life at that rate; anyone know?!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 05:53:09 AM »
You know, I was actually wondering about this when I saw a video on the 1DX and the guy was popping photos like an uzi. I thought, "now this can't be good for shutter life." I blew through a quarter million shutter actuations on my 1D4 relatively quickly and I'm now to the point where I use my 7D for less important jobs because it's almost a disposable camera to me.

I really hope there will be some way to dial down the FPS because 99% of the time I wouldn't want to be popping that many. I'd like to be able to have more options than either 4 or 12. It would be great to be able to tell the machine exactly how many FPS you want, program that like into a C1-C3 button, turn and let 'er rip.

The point of 12 FPS is "there's no way I can miss this!" If you have to fumble through layers of menus to turn it on, it sort of misses the point. If you leave it on all the time, you're filling your hard drive with needless photos and putting unwanted wear and tear on your machine.

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 06:39:54 AM »
It would be great to be able to tell the machine exactly how many FPS you want, program that like into a C1-C3 button, turn and let 'er rip.

And if not FPS, at least be able to tell the camera how many shots to take with one click of the shutter release.  I once fired a French military machine gun that had single shot, full auto, and three-round bursts.  It would be nice to be able to program the camera to get exactly five shots, or ten, or whatever each time you pressed the shutter release.

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 06:44:47 AM »
I bet some demo units have already exceeded the shutter life, thats just based on all the youtube waffle with people blatting off a thousand rounds going oooh ahhh fast
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 07:50:39 AM »
It would be great to be able to tell the machine exactly how many FPS you want, program that like into a C1-C3 button, turn and let 'er rip.

......... It would be nice to be able to program the camera to get exactly five shots, or ten, or whatever each time you pressed the shutter release.

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 09:33:26 AM »
I really hope there will be some way to dial down the FPS because 99% of the time I wouldn't want to be popping that many. I'd like to be able to have more options than either 4 or 12. It would be great to be able to tell the machine exactly how many FPS you want, program that like into a C1-C3 button, turn and let 'er rip.

Well... technically... the 1DX has a number of options.... 14, 12, 3, and 1  ;D

I don't know, I think just 3 or 12 is about right.  For most situations 3 is fast enough... e.g. people moving around at an event.  But when 3 is not fast enough... e.g. fast moving sports, then you want as fast as possible.  For example, if you want to get an image of a batter making contact with the ball or a soccer player with the ball just bouncing off her head and little beads of sweat spraying... you just can't time that and even at 10 fps (0.1 seconds between frames) you can miss that moment between frames.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 09:46:05 AM »
you do know the 1 series have 2 burst modes, fast and slow. slow is about half the speed of the full FPS
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 09:55:33 AM »
you do know the 1 series have 2 burst modes, fast and slow. slow is about half the speed of the full FPS

Yep but actually the 1DX has a third super-high-speed continuous of 14 fps  but jpeg only and no focus tracking because the mirror stays up.  And you can probably do 1 fps manually... until your finger gets tired  :P

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 01:22:07 PM »
What type of CF card will you use to store those 400,000 images?
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 01:36:14 PM »
What type of CF card will you use to store those 400,000 images?
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 01:57:33 PM »
And at about 25MB per RAW file, it comes to a measly 10TB of disk space.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 03:11:18 PM »
I really hope there will be some way to dial down the FPS because 99% of the time I wouldn't want to be popping that many. I'd like to be able to have more options than either 4 or 12. It would be great to be able to tell the machine exactly how many FPS you want, program that like into a C1-C3 button, turn and let 'er rip.

Well... technically... the 1DX has a number of options.... 14, 12, 3, and 1  ;D

I don't know, I think just 3 or 12 is about right.  For most situations 3 is fast enough... e.g. people moving around at an event.  But when 3 is not fast enough... e.g. fast moving sports, then you want as fast as possible.  For example, if you want to get an image of a batter making contact with the ball or a soccer player with the ball just bouncing off her head and little beads of sweat spraying... you just can't time that and even at 10 fps (0.1 seconds between frames) you can miss that moment between frames.

Actually the 1-series can set the two speed H and L burst to whatever framerate you need, (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12) for the 1d X.
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2012, 05:27:31 PM »
Reminds me of the Veyron's fuel capacity; About 10 to 15 minutes with the pedal to the metal!

Not sure about its tyre life at that rate; anyone know?!

5 miles at top speed and you need new tires that are 10,000 dollars a piece.

Anyways, that is actually pretty interesting that it takes that long to exceed the shutter life haha.

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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2012, 06:04:10 PM »
It's nice to see that the 1D-X's shutter life of 400,000 actuations takes a full 9 hours 16 minutes to be exceeded, when used at 12fps.

This is better than the 1DIV shutter's lifespan of 300,000 actuations which, at 10fps, takes a measly 8 hours 20 minutes to be exceeded.

And the D4 with its 10fps and alleged 400,000 shutter lifespan will die in 11 hours 5 minutes.

(And I seem to remember a quote from Clarkson when he was driving the Veyron, something like "at top speed, the tyres will last you 20 minutes, but that's ok, because you'll be out of fuel in 15")
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